Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Snow in the Kitchen

Back in NC, it's cold, but no snow. Which is kind of a bummer for M. since he loves the stuff so much. So we had a little snow-y game, inspired by Carol Stock Kranowitz's The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder.

The setup is super-simple and requires no prep work. All it takes is a tray or a baking sheet, shaving cream (the foaming kind, not the gel), and some toy cars and building blocks. Then you're all set to play the "snow in the city" game.

When that got a bit old, I just handed M. all sorts of kitchen utensils, an old toothbrush, a little paintbrush and a second baking sheet for some "paint with snow" activity. It's been ages since M. wanted to do any kind of painting with regular paints so this was nice for a change.

Then things got a bit out of hand as M. staged a monster-truck rally (lots of smashing of little cars into pretend buildings and toy trees). Thankfully, heavy snowfall (M. and I clapping and waving our shaving cream-covered hands wildly in all directions) put an end to the carnage.

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